Dave is encouraging and positive.  He has a great passion for the saxophone and clarinet and always wants his students to succeed.  I have learned so many things from Dave.  He also has a great and funny personality.    

(as posted on KSL.com)

Dave is easily the best music teacher that I have ever had for my son.  He has a clear understanding of how to teach a child music and how to make it fun.  Dave is very dedicated to music and it show in his teaching.  

My son loves his lessons!

​ (as posted on KSL.com)

I knew my daughter was losing interest in the sax because her teacher was... less than exciting.  After finding Dave, she has her spark back!  She loves sax and hopes to sound like Dave someday!

​ (as posted on KSL.com)

Private Music Lessons

Saxophone - Flute - Clarinet

What you can expect ...


I work with each individual student to determine the best lesson plan for their goals. Whether they are interested in a classical clarinet focus, or a little jazz saxophone, we'll find the best mix to keep them engaged and excited about learning music!


  • Jazz & Classical Genres
  • Basic and advanced music theory concepts
  • Jazz theory including chord recognition with an emphasis on improvisation
  • Use of standard curricula as well as customized lesson plans
  • Computer-aided studio, including Smart Music, Band-in-a-Box, Finale, and studio-quality recording equipment


Some Notes of Recommendation

My daughter's favorite music teacher!


My daughter has been taking lessons from Dave since she first started on saxophone. To say that I am impressed would be an understatement. She has learned so much and progressed so far! And she really looks forward to seeing Dave every week. Dave's pretty humorous, and his personality gives him the ability to connect with his students. So he keeps them progressing while still making it fun for them. Most importantly, he is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend him.  (as posted on KSL.com)

Interested in Starting Lessons?

If you are interested in taking lessons, please fill out the form below. We will contact you with availability.

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